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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Anxiety and Stress Disorders
Getting Off Elavil
I have been taking elavil for 2 weeks now at 25mg a night. I am having HORRIBLE side effects. I want to stop taking it. How do I phase myself off?
You should never stop a medication without notifying your physician or provider, so please contact your doctor and let them know of your problems. It may be that a different dose or a change to a different medicine may help your problems.
25 mg of amitriptyline (elavil) is a very small dose, and you can just stop taking the medication. There is no need to taper off this low dose.
Nancy Elder, MD
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati